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"Pohk-kong" The Torturing Scene

 Item
Identifier: Art Survey No. 1006

Description

Oil painting depicting interior of wigwam showing a group of men watching three men being suspended from ceiling by pierced thongs through their chest and being weighted by skulls.

Dates

  • 1853 - 1870

Creator

Biographical sketch

Born in: Wilkes-Barre, PA;Died in: Jersey City, NJ.Active in: U.S.; Europe.Catlin's 1840s and 1850s portraits and paintings of Indian and western culture are important documents in American history, anthropology, and art.

Extent

1 painting : oil ; 18 5/8 x 25 1/8 in.

Language of Materials

English

Publication Date

1853-1870.

General Note

Mandan rite of manhood ceremony.

General Note

Support: Paper.

General Note

Negative #325054, 2A13848; 4"x5" slide #1524; 35mm slide #1524.

General Note

Catlin cat. (1871) #419.

General Note

Condition: Fair (4).

General Note

Frame: Mounted on painted green cardboard, 21 x 27 3/4.

General Note

Exhibitions note: 10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958"George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.

Local Note

A-197.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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